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Pre-Medical Studies

Preparing for medical school with a strong base in the sciences, medical hands-on experiences, and hospital coursework.

The Pre-Medical Studies program is designed to prepare you for a variety of medical and other health-related professional schools. A well-rounded education combining science and non-science courses is the preference of medical schools as opposed to any particular major.

As a Pre-Medical Studies student, you will have the opportunity to participate in courses offered at York Hospital, medically related research and activities with the Pre-Medical and Allied Health Society (PMAHS). We encourage you to further explore the field by doing volunteer work in hospitals, clinical shadowing and internships.

Nursing interprofessional day at WellSpan York Hospital
Nearby WellSpan York Hospital offers hands-on experiences with medical professionals.

More about our program

  • Faculty Committee

    Our faculty committee is made up of experts in biological sciences, chemistry, behavioral science, and humanities. They serve as advisors for students wishing to pursue health-related careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, etc. For additional information, students are encouraged to contact either the chair of the Committee for Health Professions or the chair of the Biological Sciences Department.

    • Meda Higa, Ph.D., Committee Chairperson and faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences mhiga@ycp.edu
    • Ronald C. Kaltreider, Ph.D., Department Chair and faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences rkaltrei@ycp.edu
    • Wendy Boehmler, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences wboehmle@ycp.edu
    • Jessica Fautch, Ph.D. Faculty member in the Department of Physical Sciences jfautch@ycp.edu
    • Kathleen M. Halligan, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of Physical Sciences khalliga@ycp.edu
    • Rory Kraft, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of English & Humanities rkraft1@ycp.edu
    • David Singleton, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences dsinglet@ycp.edu
    • Laura Steck, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Sciences lsteck@ycp.edu
    • Jeffrey P. Thompson, Ph.D., Faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences jthompso@ycp.edu
  • Resources to prepare you for a career in medicine

    Below is a list of resources you will find helpful while you pursue your premedical studies.

    Pre-Med and Pre-Prof Timeline What should I be doing and when?
    Course Requirements What courses are required?
    Financing Medical Education How do I obtain grants and loans?
    Pre-Health Committee Letter How do I obtain letters of recommendation?
    Student Organizations What clubs should I participate in?
    Gaining Experience How do I get involved in research, shadowing and volunteering?
    Admissions Exams Which exam do I take and when?
    Post-Bac Programs What can I do to strengthen my application?
    Preparing for the MCAT How do I prepare for the MCAT
Contact Us
Pre-Medical Studies
Meda Higa, Ph.D., Chair, Committee for the Health Professions
York College
Phone: 717.815.1759
premed@ycp.edu
Hours Contact for appt.

Dr. Meda Higa's website